Fashion designers are experts in the manipulation of fabric. Ron Isaacs has pioneered a new sartorial artistry specializing in the manipulation of wood.
His fashionable masterpieces are crafted from Finnish birch plywood and acrylic paint according to a “trompe l’oiel” (fool the eye) technique. This optical illusion creates a convincing similarity to fabric, employing meticulous shadowing and three-dimensional texturing that mimic folds and ruffles.
The sculptural garments, though executed through painstaking technique (some of his pieces require hundreds of pieces of wood), achieves a form that seems quite effortless and fluid.
Isaacs’ favors a vintage fashion aesthetic clothing, blending concepts of clothing with natural elements, like leaves, flowers or birds.
According to Isaacs: